"...I'm here to jerk you around..."
While convicted double murderer and sex criminal Russell Williams stews in jail collecting his $60,000-a-year military pension, Keith Wallace wonders why he can’t get his pension application approved. Born in Great Britain, he came to Canada by boat as a baby. As the son of a Canadian soldier, he is automatically a Canadian.Somebody remind me... how many taxpayer dollars have we dished out to resettle all the illegal Tamil queue-jumpers in the last year? Or to provide pensions for murderers? Or supply crackpipes and syringes to junkies?
Instead of the expected rubber stamp, he climbed aboard the merry-go-round of government bureaucracy. “The pension is critical to us,” said Wallace, who had to stop working after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Despite having a social insurance number since he turned 16, a driver’s licence, being educated in Canadian schools, being approved for a passport in 1999, having a marriage certificate from 1970, and paying taxes all his adult life, none of it is good enough for our pencil pushers in Ottawa.
Hey... I know where we can save a few bucks. Let's fire all those inept snivel-servants over at CPP.
It'd be a start.